Author: Victor C. Pellegrino
Publisher: Maui Arthoughts Company
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
A Writer's Guide to Using 8 Methods of Transition is a short guide designed for all writers. The eight methods of transition help writers connect sentences and paragraphs to create a smooth flow of ideas in order to communicate clearly and effectively. Writers will find simple, concise explanations of each transitional method, as well as short examples to demonstate how each method can be used effectively. This book is a companion text for A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions. Both work well together for writers.
Author: Ryan Deane
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Take Your Writing To The Next Level With This Invaluable Reference Tool! For many aspiring writers, one of the biggest obstacles they face is the ability to write flowing sentences and paragraphs. How many times have you read a piece of writing and felt jarred by a poorly constructed passage? Trust me, you're not alone. The talent to string thoughts and ideas together in a way that's pleasing to a reader is what separates an amateur writer from a professional. Fortunately, this skill can be taught, and is the subject of this book. Ryan Deane has compiled a transitional words and phrases reference unlike anything ever published. This book is filled to the brim with words and phrases to help you build compelling sentences and paragraphs that will keep your readers thoroughly engaged. Inside You'll Discover: # Over 1,100 transitional words and phrases sorted into 34 categories. # Entries are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of use. # Example sentences showing how to use each transition in your own writing. Make Your Writing Flow: A Practical Guide to Transitional Words and Phrases is a must have book for any writer who wants to take their writing to the next level.
Author: Helen Sword
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2012-04-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can’t get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.
The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need is a short, no-nonsense, reader-friendly bank of academic sentence templates. It was written for both graduate and undergraduate students who already know the basics of academic writing but may still struggle to express their ideas using the right words. The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need contains 600 sentence templates organized around the typical sections of an academic paper. Here are some examples: 1. Establishing a research territory: The last few years have seen an increased interest in ____. 2. Describing research gaps: To date, no study has looked specifically at ____. 3. Stating your aims: The aim of this study is to discuss the extent to which ____. 4. Describing the scope and organization of your paper: In chapter ____ , the concept of ____ is further explored. 5. General literature review: A number of scholars have attempted to identify ____. 6. Referencing: In his 1799 study, Smith argued that ____. 7. Sampling and data collection: Participants were randomly selected based on ____. 8. Data analysis and discussion: The data provide preliminary evidence that ____. The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need also contains 80 grammar and vocabulary tips for both native and non-native speakers. For example: 1. What's the difference between "effect" and "affect"? "Imply" and "infer"? "They're", "their" and "there"? 2. Is "irregardless" correct? 3. Do you say "the criteria was" or "the criteria were"? The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need is NOT a comprehensive academic writing textbook. It will NOT teach you key academic skills such as choosing the right research question, writing clear paragraphs, dealing with counter arguments and so on. But it will help you find the best way to say what you want to say so you can ace that paper!
Author: Brooks Landon
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.
In this gift-sized book, Julia Cameron shares beautiful prayers of empowerment followed by potent declarations and reflections on the nature of change and coping. They extend beyond affirmations to facilitate a powerful awakening of the potential of the human soul and to revitalize our abilities to transform our lives in the face of whatever the universe may put in our life's path.Transitions will help guide the soul and draw readers toward the source of their inner strength. Whether read in one sitting, or used over time, this is a book no thoughtful being will want to be without.
Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Developing Writing Skills in Spanish provides intermediate and advanced level students with the necessary skills to become competent and confident writers in the Spanish language. With a focus on writing as a craft, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish offers a rich selection of original materials including narrative texts, expository essays, opinion pieces and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers a specific kind of writing and is designed to help tackle the material in small units. The book aids students in crafting clear, coherent and cohesive manuscripts by means of guided practice and step-by-step activities. Key features: Guidance on how to structure a variety of texts: narrative, descriptive, expository, argumentative, academic, journalistic, legal and scientific. Sequenced exercises on style, writing conventions, word choice, syntax and grammar. Reference lists and tables with specialized vocabulary, transition words and other useful expressions. Strategies and tips for planning manuscripts, brainstorming ideas, vocabulary enrichment, editing and proofreading. Includes original samples, as well as fragments from newspapers, well-known literary works and essays by notable Hispanic authors and journalists. Website with additional activities to reinforce the content of each chapter and a teacher's guide with valuable support materials at: www.developingwritingskills.com Designed as a classroom text, self-study material or simply as a resource on writing, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish is the ideal supplement for all intermediate to advanced students of Spanish.
Author: Cathy Birkenstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2018-06-11
This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.
"Most literacy instruction for ELLs in the United States focuses on grammar, vocabulary, content reading, or speaking and listening. The focus on the surface structure of English may lead to enough English proficiency to compose proper English sentences in correctly formatted papers, but it does not support ELLs as competent writers and thinkers." -Danling Fu With Writing Between Languages, Danling Fu provides an effective alternative. She proves that by beginning with the literacy knowledge students bring from their native language and putting writing at the center of the curriculum, we can help them make a smoother transition to English while we support their academic literacy. With Writing Between Languages, you'll learn to understand the crucial and helpful role native literacy plays in building written English fluency assess where English learners-including beginners-are in their development as writers use code-switching and movement between languages to scaffold transitional writing-no matter whether you know a student's home language implement instructional strategies to support development in writing and other literacy and language skills in meaningful contexts. "ELLs should develop their writing ability as well as language skills through writing practice from the beginning," writes Danling Fu. Read Writing Between Languages, use its study guide with your colleagues, and discover how "writing instruction for ELLs that goes beyond language practice, can help them achieve real expression and communication"-skills they'll use in the classroom and in life. "I believe that we are at the beginning stages of a radical shift in pedagogical assumptions regarding effective instruction for ELL students. Writing Between Languages makes a highly significant contribution to our understanding of what teaching for transfer entails and what it can achieve in the area of ELL students' writing development." -Jim Cummins University of Toronto
Author: Stephen Howe
Publisher: The Whole World Company
Release Date: 2007-01-01
The PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research gives you a bank of over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English. Phrases are divided into around 30 main sections, such as Introducing a Study, Arguing For and Against, Reviewing other Work, Summarizing and Conclusions. Writing Help sections give advice on university and research writing, helping you to avoid many common errors in English. Main chapters include Style, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers and Time. The 4th edition also includes a University and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as a Glossary of University and Research Terminology. The PhraseBook is used in more than 30 countries in subjects ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology to Law, Business and Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, Psychology, Language and Education. Over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English Written by PhD authors Specially designed for non-native speakers Suitable for university and research writing from student to researcher and faculty level Includes most frequent words in academic English Exercises for individual and classroom use British and American English "This material, prepared by experienced editors, is certainly very useful" Photosynthetica Example phrases Introducing your work The study will begin by outlining... This study addresses a number of issues... The following section sets out... ...to examine the research problem in detail ...to shed light on a number of problem areas in current theory The paper presented here is based in part on an earlier study Arguing for and against This becomes clear when one examines... This lends weight to the argument that... Support for this interpretation comes from... While it may well be valid that..., this study argues the importance of... A serious drawback of this approach is... One of the prime failings of this theory or explanation is... Reviewing other work X takes little or no account of... There is little evidence to suggest that... The study offers only cursory examination of... X gives a detailed if not always tenable analysis of... The authors' claim that...is not well founded. X's explanation is not implausible, if not entirely satisfactory. Analysis and explanation If, for the sake of argument, we assume... One of the most obvious consequences of...is... Although it may well be true that..., it is important not to overlook... It is important to distinguish carefully between... The extent to which this reflects...is unclear. A more plausible explanation for or of...would... The reason for...is unknown, but...has been suggested by X as a possible factor. Summary and conclusions Concluding this section, we can say that... Chapter X draws together the main findings of the paper. A number of key issues have been addressed in this study. This study has highlighted a number of problem areas in existing theory. While the initial findings are promising, further research is necessary. The results of this study suggest a number of new avenues for research.